"If therefore, "there be any virtue, if there be any praise," whoever would complete the circle of the Christian life will "think on these things:' and will thrust aside the worthless swarm of competitors on his attention; and in his reading will exclusively retain, and in his living associations will never wholly lose, his close communion with the few lofty and faithful spirits that glorify our world: and above all, will at once quench and feed his thirst for the highest wisdom, by trustful and reverent resort to God in whom sanctity and sorrow, the divine and the human, mingled in a combination to sacred to be uttered, and to great to be expressed in words." Martineau.
In our pursuit of godliness, I like the line that says, "thrust aside the worthless swarm of competitors on our attention." Great description. I also love the last line where he describes the heart of Christianity as a world of sanctity and sorrow, the divine and the human, mingled in ineffable combination.